Oh how things change in 3 years! I would have expected to parent Nolan the same exact way we did Brayden, but I feel like we are completely different. Not sure if it is because we are now seasoned and educated (ha), or if it is because he is #2….but anyway, this is a post about my 4 favorite baby items that I DIDN’T have with Brayden.
I saw this swing while I was pregnant and stalked it until I found it on sale. I love it, and so does Nolan. He LOVES this swing. Seriously…hence the reason most pictures you see he is sitting in it! It is so soft and comfy – my mom jokes that she wants one for herself!
This picture brings me to product #2
Yes, we are cloth diapering this kiddo. And we love it. We tried many types of diapers, and settled on this one. It is just as easy as putting on a Pamper, except you toss it in a bag until time to wash (and you have to spray the occasional deuce). It was pricey to start. But these will fit him until he is potty-trained! So in the long run, we will save a ton of $$! We bought 24 diapers, and that seems to be a good number.
I didn’t discover Ring Slings until Brayden was about a year old, so it was a treat to snuggle a newborn in a ring sling, but especially in this super soft linen! Nolan has lived in this sling almost every day since he was born. I just love it. And so does he. But you wouldn’t imagine the comments I get….Tonight someone looked at me and said, “It is a real baby!” WTH lady? Did you think I was carrying a doll?
Both of our boys love(d) being swaddled at night. We struggled with Brayden to find the perfect swaddling blanket. The ones they sell as swaddling blankets in the store are crap…they don’t swaddle the legs! I was so excited to find these blankets…they are HUGE, and they are made of super soft and breathable muslin fabric. They are PERFECT. My new favorite shower gift. Every new baby NEEDS these!